sleeper cell

sleeper cell (plural sleeper cells)

  1. A group of people (sleepers) who inconspicuously remain dormant in a community until activated, by a prearranged signal, to perform acts of espionage, sabotage, and/or terrorism.
  • French: cellule dormante
  • German: Schläferzelle
  • Portuguese: célula adormecida, célula dormente

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